AIC Institutional History

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Incorporated in 1972 as an American offshoot of an international group of conservators, AIC grown to almost 3,500 conservators, educators, scientists, students, archivists, art historians, collection care professionals, and institutions in more than 50 countries around the world, all of whom have the same goal: to preserve the material evidence of our past so we can learn from it today and appreciate it in the future.

If you have photos, correspondence, or other ephemera that help tell the story of the organization as we near our 50th anniversary, please email them to us at [mail:contact@culturalheritage.org].

Leadership[edit | edit source]

AIC's current leadership is available on AIC's website. Past leadership is listed here in reverse chronological order:

Margaret "Peggy" Holben Ellis (2017-present)
Pamela Hatchfield (2013-17)
Meg Loew Craft (2009-13)
Martin Burke (2007-09)
Nancy Odegaard (2005-07)
W. Thomas Chase (2003-05)
Jerry Podany (1999-2003)
Jay Krueger (1997-99)
Debbie Hess Norris (1993-97)
Paul Himmelstein (1990-93)
Lambertus van Zelst (1988-90)
Terry Drayman-Weisser (1986-88)
Elisabeth West FitzHugh (1984-86)
Pieter Meyers (1982-84)
Perry Huston (1980-82)
Paul Banks (1978-80)
Donald Sebera (1976-78)
Clements Robertson (1974-76)
Sheldon Keck (1972-74)

IIC-American Group (pre-cursor to AIC)

Lawrence Majewski (1970-72)
Kate Lefferts (1968-70)
Louis Pomerantz (1966-68)
Robert Feller (1964-66)
Nathan Stolow (1962-64)
Elisabeth Packard (1961-62)
Richard Buck (1959-61)


Staff[edit | edit source]

AIC's current staff is available on AIC's website. Past staff tenures include:

Executive Directors:
Eryl P. Wentworth (2004-2022)
Elizabeth F. "Penny" Jones (1997-2003)
Sarah Rosenberg (1987-1997)
A. Gilson Brown (1985-87)
Martha Morales (1977-1984 Exec. Secretary)
Charlotte Burk (1975-77 Exec Secretary)
Louise B. Andrews (1974 Exec. Secretary)

Organizational Structure[edit | edit source]

Core Document Archive[edit | edit source]

Archive of Organizational Documents[edit | edit source]

The archive of Organizational Documents includes historical versions of our Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Code of Ethics, the accompanying Guidelines for Practice, Commentaries on the Code of Ethics, and documents important to the founding of the organization. Current versions are available on Governance page of AIC's website.


Archive of Defining Documents[edit | edit source]

The archive of Defining Documents include historical versions of documents that define AIC's core values as an organization, common terms used in the field, standards for different roles performed in the conservation of cultural heritage. Current versions are available on Governance page of AIC's website.

Annual Meeting[edit | edit source]

Statistics and milestones on past annual meetings. For more information visit AIC's Annual Meeting webpage

50th Annual Meeting, Lost Angeles (2022)[edit | edit source]

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49th virtual joint Annual Meeting (2021)[edit | edit source]

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48th virtual Annual Meeting (2020)[edit | edit source]

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47th Annual Meeting in New England (2019)[edit | edit source]

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46th Annual Meeting in Houston (2018)[edit | edit source]

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45th Annual Meeting in Chicago (2017)[edit | edit source]

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44th joint Annual Meeting in Montreal (2016)[edit | edit source]

43rd Annual Meeting in Miami (2015)[edit | edit source]

42nd Annual Meeting in San Francisco (2014)[edit | edit source]

41st Annual Meeting in Indianapolis (2013)[edit | edit source]

40th Annual Meeting in Albuquerque (2012)[edit | edit source]

39th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia (2011)[edit | edit source]

38th Annual Meeting in Milwaukee (2010)[edit | edit source]

37th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles (2009)[edit | edit source]

36th Annual Meeting in Denver (2008)[edit | edit source]

35th Annual Meeting in Richmond (2007)[edit | edit source]

34th Annual Meeting in Providence (2006)[edit | edit source]

33rd Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (2005)[edit | edit source]

32nd Annual Meeting, Portland, OR (2004)[edit | edit source]

31st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2003)[edit | edit source]

30th Annual Meeting, Miami, FL (2002)[edit | edit source]

29th Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (2001)[edit | edit source]

28th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2000)[edit | edit source]

27th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO (1999)[edit | edit source]

26th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (1998)[edit | edit source]

25th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (1997)[edit | edit source]

24th Annual Meeting, Norfolk, VA (1996)[edit | edit source]

23rd Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN (1995)[edit | edit source]

22nd Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN (1994)[edit | edit source]

21st Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (1993)[edit | edit source]

20th Annual Meeting, Buffalo, NY (1992)[edit | edit source]

19th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (1991)[edit | edit source]

18th Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA (1990)[edit | edit source]

17th Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH (1989)[edit | edit source]

16th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (1988)[edit | edit source]

15th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC (1987)[edit | edit source]

14th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (1986)[edit | edit source]

13th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (1985)[edit | edit source]

12th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA (1984)[edit | edit source]

11th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (1983)[edit | edit source]

10th Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI (1982)[edit | edit source]

9th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (1981)[edit | edit source]

8th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (1980)[edit | edit source]

7th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada (1979)[edit | edit source]

6th Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX (1978)[edit | edit source]

5th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (1977)[edit | edit source]

4th Annual Meeting, Dearborn, MI (1976[edit | edit source]

3rd Annual Meeting, Mexico City (1975)[edit | edit source]

2nd Annual Meeting, Cooperstown, NY (1974)[edit | edit source]

1st Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO (1973)[edit | edit source]

Milestone Timeline[edit | edit source]